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What is a bruit and what does it sound like?

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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery 31 years experience
Vibration sounds: Bruits: vibration sounds made when arterial flow is restricted by stenosis. The obstruction causes an increase in velocity of the flow similar to the way that water flows faster from the end of a hose when you restrict the flow with your thumb. Or, water flow over rocks makes a lot of noise. Water flow deep and without obstruction is quiet. Physicians listen for bruits over the carotid arteries.
Dr. Alan Schimmel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
A coarse souncd oved: Due to increased flow or turbulent flow due to a blockage.

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